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Carnival returns to Richmond during fair time, July 17-20

Kids didn’t see much carnival action at this year’s snowy Mushroom Festival, so festival organizers jumped at the chance to accept an open date from Evans Midland Carnival. After all,…

Dance band Boomerz kicks off Ray County Fair

FAIR KICK-OFF NIGHT Friday, July 12 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Kansas City-area band Boomerz performs classic rock and country dance tunes at the livestock barn of Ray County Fairgrounds Cover…

Ray Co. Fair Schedule of Events

Friday, July 12 “Fair Kick-off Night” Boomerz performs 7:30-11:30 p.m. Gates open at 7, livestock barn, fairgrounds, $5   Saturday, July 13 Shooting Sports, 8 a.m., fairgrounds Classic Car, Truck…

Pint, ‘banger’ terms of survival in pub-eze

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: I recently spent three and a half weeks teaching in London. The next few weeks I’ll explore what it was like living in that city.…

Jack Remembers: Gold plated or not, Betty was the best friend a guy could have

By Jack Hackley I lost my best friend.  Her name was Betty, and I have bought her breakfast and dinner every day for the past ten years. After I moved…

Pat’s Pantry: Summer Veggies

By Pat Mills This is about the time gardens start to produce those wonderful veggies and we need some new good recipes to use them up.  Fresh vegetables can be…

Books: our friends, and a safe spot for history

By Linda Emley I’m a collector and that is why I love my job at the Ray County Museum. Each room has a theme and is a collection of items…

For Ray Countians, the Fourth has always been a day for celebration

By Linda Emley I love the Fourth of July because ‎56 men put their “John Hancock” on the Declaration of Independence and now it’s our job to keep their dream alive.…

Back Beat: In our neck of the woods, lawn care matter of obsessiveness

By Tim Osburn I live in a very nice, middle-class suburban conclave known as Pinecrest. Our home is a Cape Cod, built by my Lady Jane. The lawns of all…

FCE essay winner finds more success, rewards at district, state